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COVID-19 Remote Internship Policy

Providing a healthy and safe workplace is a top priority for Howard University and the Center for Career and Professional Success particularly during the complex, COVID-19 outbreak. In line with the University’s remote work policy, all employers recruiting through Howard University for interns must provide a remote work option. This is an emergency policy that will take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 and will be re-assessed on May 1, 2021. For more information about this policy, please email careerservices@howard.edu.

Welcome to Howard University

Special Notice for Howard University Departments

Howard University considers Howard University departments interested in recruiting students for internships, federal work-study, or on-campus employment to be an "Employer." You are welcome to all services provided in this guide. Additionally, you are welcome to attend and recruit at all career fairs without charge. To sign up for a Faculty & Staff Recruiter account, click below. For more information, contact Melissa Knight, Associate Director of Experiential Learning Programs, at melissa.knight@howard.edu. Click here for a step-by-step guide on setting up your account.

Special Notice for Federal Work Study Supervisors

All university Federal Work Study supervisors must complete the self paced training through the CCPS Professional Development Certification Program. After completion, your training certificate is valid for up to two years. Complete the training below. For assistance, email careerservices@howard.edu.

Build your brand and connect with us!

We have many great opportunities for you to meet with top talent for all your recruiting needs. Connect with us at careerservices@howard.edu.

Federal Work Study Program for Employers

The Federal Work-Study program at Howard University can benefit everyone in our community. Employers profit by hiring workers with valuable skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm at a reduced rate of pay. Students gain an opportunity to serve our local community, explore career interests, and earn money to meet their college expenses.

Student Engagement Opportunities

Career Fairs

Career Fairs, hosted each semester, offer an opportunity to meet a large population of applicants. In partnership with our peer career centers, career fairs are hosted to connect you with students from all disciplines.

Virtual Interviews

When it is time to narrow down your pool of prospects, on-campus interviews allow you to screen and select candidates that best match the qualifications you are seeking. Through Handshake, you can post a career description, receive resume applications, and notify the career center of selected candidates.

Job, Internship, Graduate School Postings

The career services teams across Howard University work in tandem to provide you the opportunity to meet with students from all HU schools and colleges. With one central job posting system, you share your career options with more than 21,000 students.

Formal Information Sessions

Information sessions are formal corporate presentations to educate students about your corporation and the recruitment process.

Employer Office Hours

Office hours allow our students to meet one-on-one with corporate representatives to gain insights about career choices and personal career positioning. Our team promotes the opportunities to students, and monitors student registration through Handshake.

Student Organizations

Howard University students have the opportunity to participate in over 100 different clubs and organizations. Students are eager to host speakers from corporations and you can work directly with club presidents to schedule a speaking engagement, panel discussion or other activities.

Speaking in Classrooms

A limited number of faculty is open to hosting industry experts to help add to the intellectual gain of our students through business case discussions of real issues. The CCPS team will work with you to identify faculty partnerships; you then work directly with the faculty on content for the class visit.

Customized Student Engagement Opportunities

We encourage interactions with students in a variety of creative formats. Our staff works with you to customize programs to highlight your company. Past events have included information tables, executive chats, leadership development workshops, and case competitions

Sponsor Recruiting Options

Our Sponsorship services are designed to allow employers access to enhanced branding across the school year and tailored connection points beyond our complimentary services. For more information, email our Office of Corporate Relations below.

Handshake

We utilize Handshake which is a free web-based system for campus recruiting at Howard University.

Create your user account

You will need a user account in order to log in and use Handshake. Create your account here.

Engage

After you create a user account, you can request to recruit at Howard University by clicking below. For more information about Handshake or Handshake Premium, visit joinhandshake.com/employers.

Engagement Quality Assurance

Companies that charge program/employment fees to students, or require upfront purchases of products or services or offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities based on a "pyramid" or "multi-level" networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others to sell products and services will not be permitted to engage at Howard University.

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“Excellence in Truth and Service”

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About Us

Kyle Danzey, M.S.Ed., Director

Melissa Knight, M.Ed., Associate Director of Experiential Learning Programs

The Center for Career and Professional Success promotes the integration of career services within the institution’s overall student success strategy. We consist of three components:

  • The Howard Career Community powered by Handshake
  • Employer Engagement & Recruitment
  • Experiential Learning, Federal Work Study, and Campus Employment

We strive to embody the core principles of "Excellence in Truth and Service" through our service delivery, knowledge, and efficiency. We are committed to being at the forefront of developing a sustainable service model for the virtual delivery of career services.

We look forward to serving the Howard University community!

Covid-19 Impact on Recruitment

Recruiting is continuing through special events, such as Howard University's Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair with over 200 registered employers on February 25th, from 1-5 pm. For more information about virtual opportunities, visit howard.joinhandshake.com.

Bison SAFE: The University's Pandemic Response

Howard University’s pandemic response is built with the goals of Bison SAFE at heart: Supporting our community; Advocating for high-risk populations; Facilitating ethical, culturally sensitive, and inclusive research; and Educating the public on best practices for safety.

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